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Missionaries on Frontline of Ireland's Aid Programme

By Independent Catholic News on 29-May-15 20:15.

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(ICN) - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins paid tribute to the thousands of Irish missionaries transforming lives, and communities around the world at the Misean Cara AGM in the Milltown Institute in Dublin yesterday.

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25th Annual Research & Evaluation Study Day

By Circle of Hospitality on 27-May-15 23:19.

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The aim of the Research Day is to showcase current research in the areas of Intellectual Disability, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, and Adult Mental Health.

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The world needs men and women filled with the Holy Spirit

By Independent Catholic News on 25-May-15 08:30.

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The world needs men and women who are filled with the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said during his homily on Pentecost Sunday at Mass in St Peter's Basilica.

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Church Gathers to Honour Archbishop Romero

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 23-May-15 17:17.

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(Susan Gately - CI) - Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified today in San Salvador. Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified today in San Salvador.

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ncrease in women religious attracts attention

By NRVC on 21-May-15 16:20.

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(NRVC) -When the Office for Vocations in England and Wales recently released figures showing that the number of women entering religious life has tripled since 2009 (from 15 to 45 in England and Wales), the British media paid close attention.

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Want more religious vocations? Improve your family life, nun says

By Ann Schneible - CNA on 21-May-15 16:05.

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(Ann Schneible - CNA) - As the Church brings the needs of the family to the forefront with the upcoming Synod this fall, one Dominican sister says it is no surprise that Pope Francis should also dedicate this year to the consecrated life.

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Church Needs Women's Voices, Input, Experiences, Pope tells Religious

By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service on 19-May-15 16:56.

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(Cindy Wooden - CNS) - "Women should be promoted," he said Saturday during an audience with an international group of men and women religious working in the diocese of Rome. But assigning a certain number of women to leadership positions is "simply functionalism," he said.

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Prior General's Visitation

By Circle of Hospitality on 14-Jan-15 23:04.

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This year, General Councillor Brother Rudolf Knopp, who has particular responsibility for the European region, is conducting most of the visits beginning in Great Britain on 10th May and arriving in Ireland on 18th May. He will be joined in Ireland by Prior General Brother Jesus Etayo (pictured) from 1st - 7th June

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Pope Francis Reminds Christians to Have a Festive Faith

By Catholic News Agency on 16-May-15 22:03.

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(CNA) - Speaking to vowed religious, Pope Francis said Christianity must be festive. He praised the special nourishing power of a nun’s smile.

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Vocation Promotion in Kenya

By OH - FBF on 13-May-15 18:17.

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A five lesson theology series is being made available free of charge on the internet. .Lent o n Line or LOL for short, is provided by NOSTRA, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies (TRS), Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick using the resources of the staff in the theology faculty.

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Catholic church warms to liberation theology as founder heads to Vatican

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner Jonathan Watts - The Guardian on 12-May-15 21:33.

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(The Guardian) - But when the 86-year-old Peruvian arrives in Rome this week as a key speaker at a Vatican event, he will be welcomed as a guest, in a striking show of how Pope Francis – the first Latin American pontiff – has brought tenets of this sometimes controversial movement to the fore of the church,

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Brothers' Golden Jubilees

By Circle of Hospitality on 26-Mar-15 23:32.

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Congratulations to Brother Kilian Keaney and Brother Terence Flynn who celebrated their Golden Jubilee of religious profession on 2nd May.

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Raul Castro to Pope: Thanks to you, I may come back to the Church

By Alvaro de Juana - Catholic News Agency on 26-Feb-15 19:46.

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(Alvaro de Juana - CNA) - Following a private meeting at the Vatican with Pope Francis, who has helped to broker improved relations between Cuba and the United States, the president of the Caribbean nation suggested he could return to the Church in the future.

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Consecrated Life at the Heart of the Church

By NRVC on 19-Jan-15 22:55.

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(NRVC) - In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) in the United States sponsored an international meeting of vocation ministers and religious leaders from across the Western world. The unprecedented meeting was generously underwritten by the Conrad N. hilton Foundation and had a three-fold purpose:

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Religious Group Focuses on Francis' Peripheries, Including Women

By Joshua J. McAlwee - National Catholic Reporter on 07-May-15 21:35.

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(Joshua J. McAlwee NCR) - One of Pope Francis' most common exhortations is that those in the Catholic church need to leave its confines to go out to society's peripheries to serve those most in need, spreading the faith through witness and work. This week, one group of Catholic sisters, brothers and priests are spending five days focusing specifically on that call -- how to live it out and what it might mean for the church in coming years.

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